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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: VECTOR COMPETENCE AND PROTECTION OF U.S. LIVESTOCK AND WILDLIFE FROM ARTHROPOD-BORNE DISEASES Title: The Earthworms (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)of Wyoming, USA, Revisited.

Authors
item Reynolds, John - OLIGOCHAETOLOGY LAB CANAD
item Reeves, Will
item Spence, Raina - UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

Submitted to: Megadrilogica
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: January 16, 2009
Publication Date: March 30, 2009
Citation: Reynolds, J.W., Reeves, W.K., Spence, R.M. 2009. The Earthworms (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae)of Wyoming, USA, Revisited. Megadrilogica. Vol. 13(4): 25-35.

Interpretive Summary: We present a survey of the earthworms from 22 of the 23 counties of Wyoming recorded 13 species of terrestrial earthworms. All species were from the family Lumbricidae. A new state record for Aporrectodea limicola is reported. We updated the scientific names of historically reported earthworms. Resume (French) Cet inventaire des vers de terre des 22 comtés sur la 23 que compte la Wyoming, a recensé 13 espèces d’Oligochètes terrestres, dequelles, une l’est pour la première fois dans cet état: Lumbricidae:Aporrectodea limicola. La nomenclature actuelle est appliquée aux données historiques des vers de terre retrouvées dans la littérature.

Technical Abstract: This survey of the earthworms from 22 of the 23 counties of Wyoming recorded 13 species of terrestrial Oligochaeta, all members of the family Lumbricidae. One of these species, Aporrectodea limicola, is reported for the first time from the state. Current nomenclature is applied to historical records of earthworms presented in the literature.

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